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Do you know Bourke is a major citrus growing area?  I didn't.  Made possible by irrigation from the Darling River I guess.

The irrigation water taken from the river in these upper reaches of the river are contentious, but none so contentious as the water hungry cotton crop.  I will show you that tomorrow.

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  1. I had no idea but it makes sense.

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  2. But is it economically sustainable. Sure, they can grow it, and maybe even sell it, but what about the economic costs?

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    1. The water is a resource to be used. It is a matter of it being shared in a sensible way between all irrigators and the environmental needs. We need the food and citrus is good food. I am not sure it it is a particularly water hungry crop that should be avoided for that reason.

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